School ‘delighted’ with latest report

Abbey Junior School making better than expected progress in getting out of special measures verdict by Ofsted.
Abbey Junior School making better than expected progress in getting out of special measures verdict by Ofsted.

A school in Daventry has moved closer to coming out of special measures following the latest inspection carried out by Ofsted.

The Abbey Junior School was put into special measures by the government inspectors a year ago.

This has led to the need for several school monitoring visits every term to check on progress.

Following this third visit, acting headteacher Liza Davies, said: “We did better than last time and Osted said we had improved in all of the areas we were told they would be looking at.

“We were praised for improving the standard of literacy and also for giving children the chance for more independent learning. Writing has also improved.

“We were also judged to have good or outstanding teachers at the school, which is a remarkable turnaround from a year ago.”

Ofsted judged the quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, behaviour of pupils and quality of leadership and management had all improved.

Miss Davies added: “We were so pleased with the report that we were waiting for the ‘but’ to come, but there was none. We were just told to keep on doing what we are doing.

“I am so pleased with all of the hard work. The staff and the governors have worked hard to get us out of special measures.

“I am hopeful we will be out of it in the near future.”